Allow me to paraphrase Reggie from today’s class. His summarizing representation of “the butt” in African American communities was, needless to say, a bit humorous.

I am posting some of the visuals we referenced today in class after discussing hooks, “Selling Hot Pussy: Representations of Black Female Sexuality in the Cultural Marketplace” and Aubry, “The Butt: Its Politics, Its Profanity, Its Power.”

A picture of Saartjie Baartman (Sarah Bartman), The Hottentot Venus


I am not going to post links here—you can run on your own Google search and find plenty on Bartman. Great possible Final Project topic.

Representations of “video vixens”



And of course, Sir Mix-A-Lot:

All easy images and to find on your own but I wanted to start a blog post on this topic as I could see that many of you had more to say on the subject but we ran short of time. (As usual!) So here you go, folks. Have at it!